Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Create, Connect, Connect at our One Day Retreat!

Would YOU like to Create and Connect over Crafting in the 
NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration Catalog?!?
A FULL Day packed with FUN (including...)
~  ALL Inclusive Goody Bag
~ 16 Fabulous Projects (Creating 2 of each of the 8 Designs!)
~ BONUS Pillow Gifts through the day
~  Delicious Catered Lunch
~ BONUS Class Option with Dinner
as well as....
~  BINGO & Raffle for OVER $300 in Prizes!
Grab the Starter Kit (On Sale Jan 3rd~ March 31st!) and Pick ANY $175 in Products from Stampin' Up! for ONLY $99 and FREE Shipping!!*
* Add the STUNNING Bag with New Kits for ONLY $30!
Then SCORE $20 Savings on THIS Retreat (and all future retreats while current) and 20%+ OFF on ALL Orders + Free Sale~A~Bration Items and Hostess Shopping!
Can't Make this Getting Crafty One Day Retreat IN-Person?!?! Grab the 
Getting Crafty Virtual Option... 
Score the Paper Supplies and Embellishments for ALL of our Projects PLUS Exclusive Goodies, Getting Crafty Virtual Classes emailed to all by Jan 13th!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bags and Tags Artisan class!

 'Tis the Season for gift giving and wowing!  
Create two beautiful custom gift bags and a bag of tags to WOW with your amazing creative skill at this Getting Crafty Artisan Class.
These strong and beautiful bags are CUSTOM Made by YOU and great to hold taller coffee cups to books, gifts and more (about 7" tall).  

This $15 class is FREE with a Minimum Order (and have You SEEN the Holiday Close Out List?!?!).  

**** STAY and Create at our 
Creative Connections Class and Dinner!****

This is a 
BONUS Free Gift 
Getting Crafty Virtual Class 
for those who've shopped or held Private Classes with me in 2018!   
THOSE who are, have or will SHOP with me or Host a Private Class/Event.... I will be in contact and sending YOU this Exclusive Getting Crafty Virtual Class as my FREE Gift to YOU!
WOW with stunning gift wrap that YOU made!
Tie it up beautifully with the bag of Gift Tags!
Enjoy a Crafternoon of Fun!
Merry Christmas!
If YOU wish to Create Daily...
DON'T Miss our Getting Crafty Advent Calendar of Holiday Crafting, Gift Ideas and MORE...
Daily, Live and Free at 
Crafting Blessings ~ Jamie

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Day ONE of the Getting Crafty Advent Calendar...

Do YOU like to feel like a cute little elf?  Want to give little WOW gifts to your neighbors, teachers, coworkers, friends and family?  During the holidays I find myself scrambling with those quick last minute gifts... so HERE is the Solution!
The Daily, Quick, Fabulous and Easy crafting of little gifts that are sure to make YOUR life easier while you look like a Super Woman/Mom/Wife.  The 
Getting Crafty Advent Calendar (Daily LIVE tutorials sure to make YOUR Life easier and prettier!).
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!!   

Order from the NEWEST Catalog  Use this Hostess Code (at check out) and I'll send you a delightful gift in the mail!
SCORE your own new catalog when you Shop with Me online or in-person, Join our New Catalog Create with us or Email Me so I can send you your own.
Create a Warm Treat with this little gift!
~  Create a custom 4" card with our Thick Whisper White card stock and All Is Bright Designer Series Paper.
~  Stamp the Whisper White card stock with the Real Red ink and the Farmhouse Christmas stamp.  
~  Punch the 2" circle punch and adhere to the 3-1/2" All Is Bright Designer Series Paper on this cute custom card.
~  Fold over the bottom of these Striped Treat Bags to create a custom TWO pouch gift. 
~  Wrap a cute 'belly band' around the bag after you adhered it for a coordinating project.
Tuck in a Hot Cocoa packet and Candy Cane, the custom note and BAM you can wow and bless easily.
 Create this Fun Gift in our FREE Getting Crafty Advent Calendar LIVES!! 
I hope that you enjoyed this Video. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Getting Crafty YouTube Channel.
Look at our projects in a new way!  This custom sweet card went to Ron and we hope it warmed his day.
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!!

Create with what you may have on-hand!  Using bits and bobs of your Christmas Crafting you can create a sweet gift with little effort delivering a sweet gift. As we do these Daily Getting Crafty Advent Calendar of LIVES Dec 1-24th. Join us ~ check out our Crafting, Card Making and Pinterest Craft Nights and create great gifts and more monthly with us! 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Getting Crafty Advent of Kindness 2019

 THIS Holiday Season has JUST Begun!  
Welcome to December 1st!
Join me DAILY to Create something FUN that you can use to bless others!!
 With fun little gift ideas all month long (Dec 1-24th!) you can in just a few minutes create and bless someone special.
 Little gifts.. oh yes!  See the prettiest little gifts in this month's Getting Crafty Advent Calendar of Crafting.
 I will be posting the full tutorials and uploading the videos of the LIVES I do daily to create something ANYONE can do - easy, fun and sure to wow!  
When Santa comes a calling... We created a little Care Basket for our Delivery People!!  The kids and I made a sign, laminated it (for the weather), added a cute little band and stamped image to Coke cans and set it out for our many Amazon and Stampin' Up!, USPS and UPS Delivery people.... what are YOU doing to bless others this season??  Comment and let me know!

Friday, November 30, 2018

I Want It ALL!! (Because Sharing is Caring!)

Oh how I LOVE sharing... 
especially our stunning NEW Catalog Goodies! 
 Jump In and SCORE a Sampling of almost* EVERY Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment in the NEW Occasions Catalog!!  

These NEW Catalogs launch January 3rd and SQUEEEE these are STUNNING!!  
With all-new Cling Stamps and amazing collections.. WOW!!
Do YOU want ALL of these items 
and at a SAVINGS?!!
Score the BEST Deal In Town and JOIN the Getting Crafty Family... we are able to ORDER Now (starting Dec 5th!), WITH a Generous Discount AND Score Sale~A~Bration Items EARLY and, YES, for Free!!
Did YOU Know, the Getting Crafty Family... 
* You can Score ALL of my classes for Free, 
* Discounts on ALL Product Shares, 
* Discounts on ALL Getting Crafty Retreats,
* Free Bonus LIVES to Create weekly 
and * FREE Bonus Training offered weekly.
* Free Online and In-Person business training
**(plus Girl's Night's Outs, Movies like the #MadeForMore movie, Book Club, Road Trips and so much MORE!!!!)
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What does the I Want It All Share include?
All My Love Designer Series Paper
All My Love ribbon combo pack
Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon
One FULL Sheet of Heart Epoxy Droplets
Frosted Flower Embellishment 
Floral Romance Seals 
How Sweet it is Designer Series Paper
Sweet Pins & Tags 
Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green reversible satin ribbon
Sweet Cups
Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral satin ribbon
Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots 
Happiness Blooms Navy cards & envelopes
Gingham Gala 6" Designer Series Paper
Whisper White Flax Ribbon 
Needlepoint Nook Designer Series paper
Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons 
Classic Garage 6: Designer Series Paper
Silver/Black striped metallic ribbon 
Classic Garage Metal Elements
It INCLUDES… (from the NEW Sale A Bration)
Sampling of the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick FOIL Sheets
Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
*it excludes the Gingham Gala adhesive backed sequins, Old Olive Linen Thread & Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
for YOUR Spot in this 
Getting Crafty Occasions Catalog 
& Sale A Bration Product Share!!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

You Score the Savings and Free Class

Free WOW Card anddddd 10% Savings!!
November 23-28th!!
 Oh how I LOVE a Sale!!
I love giving YOU a Gift as well!!
Shop with me ONLINE and 
Use Hostess Code EVUTA7K
and I'll send YOU this Video Tutorial for this MOVING, Interactive Card that encourages others to DREAM Big!!
I am blessed when YOU Choose to Shop with ME!  
Let me bless YOU with this FREE, Fun, Fabulous and WOW handmade card making tutorial.
Shop with me ONLINE and SCORE these savings... and a FREE WOW Card Making Tutorial in a 
Getting Crafty Virtual Class!  
As a Wife, Mom, Homeschooling and Small Farm Running one, a Business Owner.. I know your support blesses us in amazing ways and I can't help but THANK You for this!!

Happy Thanksgiving... what a season

I have  a story to tell....
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.


To be honest, November started off amazing and flipped upside down quickly.
November 5th I headed to LAX to fly to Orlando, Florida having earned a FREE Trip to the Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage and CentreStage trip to Epcot Disney World.
Connecting with friends, exploring Epcot for the first time in Florida, roommates, fun, karaoke even! Presenting to the Leaders at CentreStage to being with our Getting Crafty Family at this amazing event.

The next day there was a Mass Shooting Attack at home, less than 2 miles from our home.
Eight Hours later a Wildfire swept through our hometown as evacuation orders came over my phone, waking my husband at 2am and helping him and the kids prepare to evacuate (4 kids, 1 Dog, Bearded Dragon Lizard, Tortoise and 5 goats) in one large SUV.
Internet and cell service becomes spotty and I watch, monitor and help from ACROSS the USA.
Our Community is a beautiful one, one where it maybe 7 degrees to Kevin Bacon but ONLY 2 to 90% of our tight night community.
Homes of family, friends, homeschool families, church families, MY Family on the line.
HIGH Winds, aka Santa Ana Winds up to 75 mph whipped non-stop for over a week and a severe drought, fire fighters from all over the western half of the USA join the battle in our Thousand Oaks, CA.
Arriving home to no access to our home, the freeways closed due to fires, my husband coming to get me and worry about evacuations.
Snuggles and love for my kids and animals.
Thankful for Facebook and Social Media as we can track a bulk of the fires.
Within ONE Day it went from 10% Containment to the winds stopping and 80%.
Friends from ALL over the world 
(Austrailia, England, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada)
to Friends from ALL over the USA
(Utah, Florida, Michigan, New York, Arizona, Washington and more)
Calling, Messaging, Texting, Emailing us love, prayers, encouragement and blessings.
As our community walks around, funerals being held for the 12 victims lost, connections to us all, we are mostly frozen.  It was like a War Zone.  No end, constant siege.  We hold hands, hearts, hugs and try to take it one step at a time.
I may have fallen off the web but this was a self-protection.  Attempting to go onto my computer froze me.  To blog seemed impossible. To breathe a struggle.  Praying our focus.  Breathing.  Regrouping.  Dealing.  Moving on, picking up the pieces.

My First move back to the living was partnering with Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters to create cards for those who lost so much, for the responders, the victims of loss of lives to homes.
Doing something, partnering with Ragamuffin and our Getting Crafty Family, with Getting Crafty Stampers, the community, church friends, coffee friends, school friends.  A handmade card won't change the world but I pray that the kind words, the love, the care will ease the pain and show our gratitude.
So TODAY I have so very much to be grateful for.  We are in our home and the fire didn't take it.  We are together and healthy.  Our community is recovering.  We live in a beautiful community that has a massive outpouring of love and support.
God is so good. 
Crafting brought such purpose into my life.  Friends, Family, Fun, Creating, Connecting over Crafting and Card Making.

This Thanksgiving (and all year long) we wish YOU love, laughter, lots of food and fellowship.
Jamie and the Albanese Family
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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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